Nothing compares to riding an American V-twin cruiser motorcycle. From the powerful sensation unleashed from the crack of the throttle to the thunderous sound of the exhaust, American-made cruiser motorcycles define big power and big style for everyday riders as well as bar hoppers. These bikes have been the incarnation of the 30s to 60s American lifestyle, and continue to steal the limelight with custom heavyweights and updated cruiser bikes.
Here, we’re going to look at some of the best and performance re-defining cruiser motorcycles made in the USA:
Indian Motorcycle Chief Classic
Indian’s big V-twin cruisers are perhaps the grandest traditional cruisers, and the Indian Chief Classic perfectly defines that. From the basic chief cruiser to the bagger Chieftain, and full-dresser Roadmaster, the Chief Classic comes with a Thunderstroke 1811cc V-twin engine, distinctive styling, detailing, and comfort. The bike comes with a classic chromed look and is designed from the ground up for the ultimate V-twin cruiser experience.
Harley-Davidson Softail Slim
This big twin American-made cruiser motorcycle is considered the most aspirational of the Harley collection. The Softail line has improved over the years to offer impressive performance, a lightweight monoshock chassis, more rigid build, 86bhp Milwaukee Eight engines, new styling, revised brakes, and lots of modern touches like LED lighting. Whether you love the Low Rider or the monster Fat Boy, the Softail offers impressive handling, performance, and practicality.
Harley-Davidson Street 750
Harley introduced the radical Street 750 with Harley’s all-new engine and design in years to address the need for a more affordable, lighter, and moderately powerful bike that anyone could ride. The newest 2019 range offers a dark, aggressive, and custom look that allows you to ride with confidence. Quick handling enabled by the nimble chassis and the amazing dialed-in suspension makes this American-made cruiser motorcycle fun to ride.
Indian Scout 1200
The Indian’s entry-level 1200cc Scout is arguably more impressive than ever and with a 100bhp, liquid-cooled engines, with easy and engaging handling, and neat Art-Deco styling, this cruiser offers lots of authentic American appeal. This mid-sized bike offers plenty of power with a cast aluminum frame and fleet-sized fenders. If you’re looking for a bike that pays homage to a rich cruiser heritage but also embraces an innovative future, the Indian Scout 1200 offers just that.
Victory Vegas 8-Ball
The Victory Vegas 8-Ball comes with all powered and true-and-tried Freedom 106 V-twin. The bike comes in a traditional and blacked-out form with a striking front-wheel - an industrial 21 inch Falchion. The frame comes matched with the Sunset red paint job. The spined tank makes it one of its best style points with the headlights in a new and streamlined design. The Vegas 8-ball is the most affordable American-made cruiser motorcycle of the Victory cruisers.
Customize Your Cruiser Bike
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